Magnetic resonance imaging is a medical imaging technique used for the examination of the anatomy and physiology of the body. In performing tests, the MRI scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to form the images of the body. Today, this technique is widely used for medical diagnosis and disease monitoring without exposure to ionizing radiation.
The MRI is generally a safe technique and used as a diagnosis and treatment in many specializations. It is a complementary imaging technique of Axial Tomography, with multiple advantages.
In summary, the advantages are:
- Avoiding the test burden with ionizing radiation
- The identification of the body lesions with painless and non-invasive procedures
- The applicability in virtually all anatomical areas more prompt diagnosis than other more complicated diagnostic methods.
- High resolution.
- The rapid evolution of technology that supports these applications promises the greater sensitivity of these applications, faster and more timely diagnosis.
At this point it should be noted that because of the multi-images and quantitative data generated by MRI, the interpretation and processing of these data requires an adequate and qualified medical personnel for the validity of the findings.